Four-columned cult architecture. Salimova Aytan

         The article deals with the review of scientific conceptions and mythological origin of four-columned architecture. Researchers share two points of view. The first considers the formation of cross-domical architecture as an evolutionary process that took place in Byzantine on the basis of “domical basilica”. The second maintains that cross-domical temples arose as a result of the reconstruction of centric structures of “free” and “inserted” cross type.

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Genesis of the Architecture of Caucasian Albania and Criticism of Falsifiers. Davud Akhundov

       Azerbaijan is a country characterized by the richest architectural and artistic heritage, located at the crossroad of major trade routes from Asia to Europe. Lands of fertile area between two rivers of Kura and Arax and sacred fires of Absheron peninsula were places where throughout millenniums there sprang up and spread life and culture, architecture and art. (1)

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On historical geography of Caucasian Albania, Armenia and the albanian ethnos. Farida Mamedova

     There is every reason to believe that both in ancient period and early Middle Ages the territory of Albania was located within one and the same bounds. In the north, the territory of Albania stretched out to Derbent, to Sulak, in the south – to Arax, from Iberia in the west to the Caspian Sea in the east. According to synchronous sources of the 7-8 centuries, for instance, Albanian author Movses Kalankatuyskiy and Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi, the southern border of Albania in the 1 century A.D. passed along the river of Arax. The Albanian historian points out that the borders of Albania remained unaltered till 7-8 centuries.

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Ancient Caucasian Albania in the System of International Relations, V-I centuries B.C. Goshgar Goshgarly

    The state of Caucasian Albania which sprang up as a result of the dissolution of Ahemenid and subsequently Alexander the Great Empire (1), was, in the period under consideration, actively involved in the political struggle in Front Asia and South Caucasus.

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On origin of Melik – Aslanov family. Nurlana A. Javanshir

   Following the disintegration of Albanian Kingdom, Albans partly survived in Karabakh – Artsakh where they revived their own Albanian – Khachen kingdom. Direct heirs of Albanian Mihranides representatives of Hasan–Jalal ruled here over the period 12 to 15 centuries. In the 15 century Hasan–Jalal dynasty was conferred the title of “melik” from Jahanshah head of Karakoyunlu state. Note that the title applied to daughter’s line of Jalal family. In turn, the family broke down info five daughter’s lines feudal.

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